Saturday, May 7, 2011

Mike Huckabee: Reagan couldn't win in 2012

Posted By on Sat, May 7, 2011 at 9:28 AM

Think Progress wonders if Mike Huckabee is really talking about himself in remarks that Ronald Reagan probably couldn't win the Republican nomination in the current political climate on the right. A governor who raised taxes? A governor who struck deals with Democrats? A governor who showed compassion for illegal immigrants?

Of course Huckabee is talking about himself and his own record as a potential Republican candidate. It's not a full comparison with the Great One, however. Reagan wasn't known for being petulant or particularly graspy. And I'm pretty sure he wasn't known for serial misjudgments in granting executive clemency or facilitating release of born-again rapists, killers, assorted thugs and politically connected drunk drivers. And I never heard that Reagan helped any such cons who then went on to rape again, murder Missouri women and slaughter Washington police officers.

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